Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1962
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
My Copy library paperback
First Read April 14, 2016

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Oh, and there are some great dickensian names here:
Letitia Slighcarp, the evil governess
Josiah Grimshaw, the corrupt collaborator
Gertrude Brisket, the slave-driving charity school / orphanage owner
Abednego Gripe, the duped solicitor
Mr. Friendshipp, the oblivious education inspector

Noted on April 15, 2016

A super fun, weirdly written adventure boo. But what reading level is this for? It's about children, and seems like it's targeted for kids - but it's so Dickensian, I hardly know how to place it. And that's a great thing, in my book.

Noted on April 15, 2016

Sylvia screamed. Another instant, and a wolf precipitated itself through the aperture thus formed. It turned snarling on the sleeping stranger, who started awake with an oath, and very adroitly flung his cloak over the animal. He then seized one of the shattered pieces of glass lying on the floor and stabbed the imprisoned beast through the cloak. It fell dead.

Quoted on April 14, 2016

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